Life is so much better when you’re surrounded by pleasant people. It just is.
Now, some of you out there might read this and think, yeah, wishful thinking – trust me, I do it too =)
In fact, I live with someone who could classify as unpleasant at times, but it’s how it is. There will always be ups and downs in life, and that’s just the way it goes.
However, having those positive influences can really be helpful and help lessen the harder, tougher parts. Having someone who is just there for you and listens and well helps as much as they can.
Also, though – that being said, I saw an insta post today that said to be your own best friend because when you lie awake on the floor crying at 3 in the afternoon, who’s going to be there? You. So you gotta learn to pick yourself up, too.
I have been doing a lot on my own for a significant amount of time, now and have also recently started going to this youth organization. I made a lot of friends there, and even someone who I see as a little brother now. It feels nice to have someone to talk to, and be making connections and friends and just having people in my life but then reading that post again made me realize not to forget to love myself, as well.
I’m thankful for bad, negative experiences for they taught me how to not treat someone
I’m thankful for things that didn’t turn out the way I wanted them to, once – for they were bad for me
I’m thankful to be alive, and well
I’m thankful for all the hurt I endured for I would not be so strong
And I’m thankful for being me, for there is no one quite out there, like me =)
Who is one person/character you’ve always related to?
For me, it’s always been Belle. I felt like I looked most like her, I always wanted to be free, and I could relate to her being different than everyone else, or at least feeling it =)
However, I’ve learned along the way to accept myself as I am, and embrace it because everyone brings their own unique traits and personalities with them, and they’re all special in their own ways. We all have our own strengths and weaknesses and that’s what makes us so beautiful =)
Sometimes we need to be reminded of things in order to teach us things we sometimes forget.
Oftentimes, we do things with the expectation of it being done in return – HOWEVER, this isn’t always the case – hence why you should always do things because you want to, not because you expect something in return =)
It’s a cold, hard lesson and oftentimes we repeat the same thing over and over, but just remember to always do things without the expectation they’ll be done back =) and choose accordingly who you want to give your time and energy to, because your well being matters =)
Self Mastery – 29th June – The Space Beyond Criticism
Been quuuuuuuite a while! Hope you all have been well =)
I have had a good summer so far, and I hope you all have as well.
However, I’ve recently come into a very interesting conversation which I’m glad to have handled the way I did.
Now, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve always kind of been a quiet shy person as a kid. I’ve also had trouble opening up, sometimes depending on the issue, but I’ve been trying to make an active effort to communicate how I feel, in the last few years.
I’ve also (re) realized, as we all do – that sometimes we can be blinded by people or situations.
Now, recently, in the last few days or so…I chose to communicate how I feel to someone, telling them how I felt on something.
You never truly can predict how someone will react to you, and sometimes it can be unexpected and not happen right away.
But, unfortunately, in this case the other party chose to get upset and become verbally abusive. Needless to say, I had to walk away.
I’m extremely thankful to have had the friends I did to help me through it, and be there for me through that, and for the valuable lesson it taught me – not everyone will listen and only give your time to those who value it.